1. AC Question's Avatar
    So I am an IOS developer trying to move into android development or at least try it out. So please be patient, I am used to everything working smoothly, and am used to having ide's that automatically recognize connected devices without having to fuddle with drivers.

    Anyway a friend gave me his old galaxy s3 SCH-I535 "phone" that he has since upgraded from. It has no sim card but can connect to wifi. It is currently running android 4.4.2.

    I am trying to develop with it on a windows computer using netbeans and Android Studio.

    Unfortunately I keep trying to connect it to the computer with no luck! It just wont recognize it. I have tried a couple strategies here on this forum like using download mode with no success.

    I would update the device firmware because I fear that is the problem... but its verizon and no sim card (you would figure they wouldn't care about random people downloading their library of bloatware) so I dont think I can with traditional methods.

    What should be my steps from here?
    02-25-2016 11:17 PM
  2. zocster's Avatar
    What version of Windows? You should try smart switch or kies that will give you required drivers?
    02-25-2016 11:53 PM

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